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General Hospital Pre-Empted Friday For Nancy Reagan Funeral

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ABC will be preempting General Hospital’s Friday, March 11th originally slated episode.  Due to the network’s coverage of the funeral of former first lady, Nancy Reagan, the soap opera will have a full preemption.

Nancy Reagan’s funeral is scheduled to air at 2-3:30PMET Friday.

This decision will push all upcoming episodes of GH back one day, which means that Friday’s originally scheduled episode #13513 will now air on Monday, March 14th.

So with things heating up in story with Griffin (Matt Cohen) and Anna (Finola Hughes), Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and Tracy (Jane Elliot), looks like fans will have to be on the edge of their seats till next week.

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Wayne
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Wayne

Just say no.

Melissa
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Melissa

No disrespect to Mrs. Reagan but, really?

aria
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aria

damn, i was looking forward to seeing Griffin in his towel, yummy yummy, oh well, i got monday to look forward too.

Charday
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Charday

Very appropriate.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

My condolences to the Reagan family. Ronald and Nancy represented the epitome of love, trust and fidelity. A true love story. ***************** As I had suspected and predicted from the first moment Anna and Griffin came face to face, there was a current between them. A charged, unspoken moment that was unavoidably obvious. I felt it….I think everyone felt it. Anna appeared both disturbed and perturbed by the feeling….so much so, she mentioned it to Andre. All I can say is that it takes pure talent to portray and relay that message just by exchanging looks between each other (… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I mean BRAVI to Finola and Matt…the actors.

Timmm
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Timmm

The Reagan’s=Americana!

Finola is a pure purrrfectionist!

Andre deserves better than Jordan but Anna is way out of his league!

Hey Ceecee, speaking of Anna, where did she get that impressive pad? A single character in this day and age doesnt even get two chairs in a room! She got a nice home. Did they build that for her or did she inherit it? Its not Patrick and Robin’s home. Is that where Jason is moving to. Thanks honey!

Patrick
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Patrick

Anna’ HOME is amazing ! so well put together… ITS HUGE ! LOL

only the best for Ms. Devane

it must be the remodeled place that the Drake family once nested ?

kudos to her

I’m now waiting to see what happens with Liz house; that exploded

Mister Media
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Mister Media

With all due respect, this is a pet peeve of mine. There are plenty of media outlets to which interested viewers can be directed. ABC has an online presence; a crawl could be run directing viewers there. Breaking news of urgent importance is one thing, but this does not qualify.

Timmm
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Timmm

I respect the Reagans but Friday night will be littered with coverage on every channel. I dont know, it is a big story, though.

su0000
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su0000

I am definitely not on the edge of my seat..
I have no problem waiting for Monday..
(I’m not entertained or enthusiastic) but still a number in the ratings 🙂

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, my friend….you’re not a bit interested what this ‘thing’ which pulls Anna to Griffin and vice versa towards each other is?
Did you watch AMC? It is part of Anna’s past. Lots of history there. I am hoping and praying the mystery is centered around that premise. I know Vincent Irizzary is on Days now, but Dr. Hayward could be recast in the form of Michael Easton.
Does it sound reasonable? Michael may be too young to play that role….don’t know.
Later, SuzieQ.

k/kay
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k/kay

I would think you would do this out of respect just to bad Obama does not have the same respect

k/kay
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k/kay

A classy lady who was nuts about her husband and he felt the same way! RIP precious First Lady you are with your Ronnie once again!

Andy G.
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Andy G.

Traditionally, historically, the funerals of former first ladies are attended by the current first lady, not the current president. (Spend 10 seconds on Google & look it up yourself.) Interesting to see that you’re holding President Obama to a higher standard than any of his predecessors. Care to offer a reason why?

Shay
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Shay

Here, here, k/kay!!!! It’s a known fact that each individual family, and even the first ladies themselves, plan their funerals far ahead of time….some prefer the formal pomp and circumstance, others a more simple tribute…such as the examples of the Truman and Johnson services, which most likely would not have desired the additional burden of hosting a bevy of important dignitaries. However, there is precedent for both sitting and former presidents, as well as their spouses, to attend such events. One need only look back as far as Pat Nixon’s historic farewell when the Fords, Reagans, Bushes and Clintons were… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

K/Kay…no disrespect to Nancy, but other presidents of both parties have not attended such funerals in the past.

Dan
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Dan

Hate to get into politics here, but since you brought it up…sitting presidents don’t usually go to the funeral of former first ladies. George W. Bush didn’t go to Ladybird Johnson’s funeral in 2007. Don’t seem to remember a big fuss over that. Ronald Reagan himself didn’t attend Bess Truman’s funeral in 1982. Why is Obama held to a different standard from any other president?

c'mon now
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c'mon now

Because some people are racists,the end

Timmm
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Timmm

He is too busy filing out his March Madness brackets!

Rose
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Rose

Let’s chill. I know it can be hard in the political climate we’re living in right now, for everyone. But let’s not let that world spill over into MF’s safe place. After all we have our own big issues to think and talk about regarding our soaps. No room for these other “discussions” to creep in here.

Trophy Lady
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Trophy Lady

C’mon now —

You, my friend, WIN the prize!!!! Nail on the head.

NO ONE complained about the other sitting Presidents when they didn’t attend other First Ladies services, BUT somehow when President Obama doesn’t attend IT’S A TRAVESTY because he’s being “oh, so disrespectful.”

Gimme a break, people! EVERYONE can see right through you. So incredibly obvious.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I look at it a little bit differently. I think it would have been nice if he would have broken tradition and attended the funeral. Not because she was a first lady, but because she stepped over party lines to support stem cell research with him. The footage of them supporting each other in the stem cell research effort is touching. In those photos, he seemed very kind toward her. They appeared to have great respect for each other. He seemed, or so I once thought, very appreciative of her for breaking old school conservative tradition and supporting stem cell… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

So let’s get this straight Ian a racist because I said President Obama should have went to a funeral of a First Lady instead of a festival? What is that thinking I have employed more African Americans in my business’s then a lit of people I don’t judge people by the color of their skin I judge you by your character! End of story personally I am sick to death of any opposition to the President considered racist! It is not personal their our things in my lifetime that a lot of Presidents have done that I thought were not… Read more »

ROBERT SEGANTI
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ROBERT SEGANTI

Of course the President should have attended the funeral of Mrs. Reagan(Andy G’s paranoid suspicions notwithstanding).And as to General Hospital-the episode was not canceled it was postponed until Monday.

k/kay
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k/kay

I am sorry but I get emotional no matter which side it is if the aisle all I have ever asked is respect the president is an honor whether I like President Obama or not is of no relevance I respect the office I ask him and anyone else to do the same you owe that to us as a country ! End of story you do not have to agree or live someone across this stupid aisle we have formed but I as an American citizen expect you to respect someone who held this high honor! If you don’t… Read more »

Jane
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Jane

Great….loved today’s show.

Steven
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Steven

I’m glad ABC gave us the news the day before!

I wonder if CBS or NBC are going to do the same?

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats what I said Steve, just tell us. I can wait until Monday! When networks just cut in on stupid stuff it seems as if they dont care about us soap fans. This is a big event. Mrs. Reagan was an amazing women!

Timmm
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Timmm

Rest Nancy and be with Ronnie now. No, thats cool, a heads up is always welcomed. I have always said I just hate when the networks cut in when the president holds a press conference saying goodbye to us all before he takes his holiday break. SO WHAT! CNN and FOX can talk about it all day! Leave my soaps alone! Over the weekend lets hope Mayes quits chewing on lemons! [So sour but I like him in a weird way!] Sam finds a band aid after getting cut on the crypt plaque. Alexis has a headache! Brad quits making… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Why does Alexis have a headache, Timmmy? Do you think she could be with child?

Timmm
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Timmm

Your such an innocent little puppy my dear! I mentioned a headache for Alexis because that is often the number one excuse one gives if they are not up for dancing in the sheets! HER AND JULIAN NEED TO COOL DOWN! Luv ya!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Timmmy, Timmmy, Timmmy. I guess I am not very good sarcasm, LOL. It would be a new record in the world of female reproduction to gestate at that age. I actually thought my post wasn’t going to make it due to its inference. I’m not that innocent, my love….Ask Britney Spears. I can’t understand what this Mayes guy is about. Maybe, when Dr. Michael Easton role comes into play, he will take Mayes’ place. He really has it in for heartthrob, Dr. Munro. What a man….now, that’s real competition for Nathan. They could pass as brothers. Liesl must have… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I kinda like that Dr. Mayes gruff tough exterior perhaps they may not explore that… unless… as Timmm posted.. that their could possibly be a pairing down the road gives the GH hospital some character… just some wonderment WHAT I’m wondering… could ME character be brought in to take over as Chief of Staff ??? they certainly are not utilizing Kathleen Gatti … Dr. O I sure miss Dr. Leisl Nathan and Nina just have to put aside their differences and sidle up to this grand dame and this family nucleus should be interacting that much more what about Dr.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

* COULD POSSIBLY be a pairing down the road BETWEEN Dr. Mayes and Tracy

Melissa
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Melissa

Everything but the last one! No need for Luke. Both Tracy and the show much better without him.

Timmm
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Timmm

I had to throw ONE curve Melissa!

Deb
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Deb

GRRRRRR…

Mary SF
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Mary SF

In Canada we got treated to a repeat of last year’s nurses ball and I got to hear Emma and Patrick sing their father/daughter duet again. Not every American household has cable or the internet, so it was fitting one American network aired the funeral and some do want to watch it live, not just get highlights on the evening news. She deserved the honor and some interruptions are unavoidable. CBS will be interrupting Y&R and B&B during March madness— yet no one complains about that— there is so much in life to be upset about, delaying an episode of… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, Mary SF…..And, by the way, your former Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, truly did your country proud with his stirring, sentimental tribute to the Reagans’ inspiring marriage. It was simply beautiful and captured the loving essence of this legendary first couple. Both Mulroney’s lovely wife, Mila, and he added a genuine touch of class to the ceremony. Well done!

Rose
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Rose

And from what I have seen and read, Justin Trudeau, the current Prime Minister of Canada, who was in Washington this week for an official Heads Of State meeting with Obama has a “genuine touch of class ” as well. Nice to see both leaders with their wives and children sharing a moment of friendship.

Kate A
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Kate A

ABC and NBC carried the Nancy Reagan story. CBS had The Talk going on. I enjoyed watching the service. Ronald Reagan was a great president and I loved hearing stories of them as a couple. Thought it was interesting that CBS chose to not show it. I mean The Talk is too important to interrupt!

Shell
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Shell

I’m so tired of the talk show trend right now. I guess it didn’t annoy me so much back in the day when a talk show had one host and there was maybe one talk show per channel per day, not every hour. These talk shows with numerous hosts give me a headache. Too many cooks in the kitchen talking over each other or fighting.

KateA
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KateA

I agree. I just don’t understand how people watch them. I really think daytime will become more info commercial disguised as an actual show. Quality shows are no longer important, the advertising dollar is all that matters. The popularity of Downton Abbey shows people desire for quality programming. It is so sad that the soaps are disappearing. The talk shows just keep coming.

ROBERT SEGANTI
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ROBERT SEGANTI

There were participants in the service from ABC (Diane Sawyer) and NBC (Tom Brokaw).Would they have covered it live had they not been?Would CBS have covered it had Bob Scheiffer been a speaker?Everything thing in television is cross-promotion and the bottom line and respect for Republicans and conservatives is in short supply at the big three broadcast networks.

KateA
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KateA

You make an excellent point. I totally agree with you.

Rose
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Rose

Hi Robert…just revisited this story. Sorry to see there are several what I would call mis-understandings on how some interpret attendance of the funeral. Can’t speak for why CBS didn’t have someone of note at the funeral. As a channel hopper of the major networks I know they covered it on the air and online. What I do want to add is that all the majors are giving a lot of air time to both Republican/conservative news and interviews with their candidates. I just hope we can agree that a lot of the current candidate comments don’t meet the kind… Read more »

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Rose:my point is that ABC and NBC covered Mrs. Reagan’s funeral because each of them had one of their stars as a participants. It is not that CBS didn’t have a representative-no news organization did-Diane Sawyer and Tom Brokaw were there because they were personal friends of Nancy Reagan.I was suggesting that ABC and NBC might have chosen to cover the funeral because an element of it could serve as a promotion for them.Network executives make all of their decisions for the bottom line.One cannot underestimate the stupidity and venality of network executives .I refer you to the cancellations of… Read more »

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

correction :in the above post line 2 it should read “as participants”

Rose
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Rose

Hi Robert, Just caught up again. Many times I shake my head when it comes to the “bottom line” decisions of the networks. I realize they are a business but what really bothers me is that demos over their preferred ages are disregarded even though this demo controls and spends way more money…and also seem to like a good story and soaps. Not sure how the network corporates really fall, right or left, except Fox. Maybe privately on partisan, mixed with hedging their bets. But I have to say I see the networks at least giving lots of airtime to… Read more »

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Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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